On Tuesday, August 10th, I spoke to Jerome McDonald of Chicago Public Radio's "World View" about what was widely being reported as the re-election of Paul Kagame, though I pointed out, as I did on Democracy Now
, that the so-called election was really just a stage play with a few hand picked bit part players running against Kagame. I also emphasized, as I have again and again, that as a U.S. citizen, my overarching concern is the Pentagon's militarization of Africa and use of Rwandan soldiers as proxies on the continent and beyond.
Ann Garrison is an independent journalist based in the San Francisco Bay Area. In 2014, she received the Victoire Ingabire Umuhoza Democracy and Peace Prize for her reporting on conflict in the African Great Lakes region. She can be reached (more...)